2020 has possibly been the most difficult year since I embarked upon my freelance career in 1986. My income was obliterated overnight and the new online world and I have taken a while to meet one another. But it is slowly happening and I have a lovely online event that allows me to speak to and with people – for the first time ever – across countries and even continents. I am speaking about Crows, my attachment to them and their place in the human world. It is a distillation of my three serious attempts to express ideas about corvids – in Birds Britannica, Birds and People and Crow Country. Please join us. The link to the online talk is here.
I have been beavering away on a new book, tentatively called One Midsummer’s Day and partly about swifts. I am just under half way there. It is a book on which I have now worked longer than any other and I am hugely excited by the project. More I cannot say!
Our other big news is that we are closing in on our transfer from Norfolk to Derbyshire, which has been in train since December 2019. There were obvious interrruptions in 2020 but a new life beckons in what we can only hope is as serene a twelve months as possible. Happy New Year everyone.